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8:00 PM ET, October 7, 2015

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PBS NewsHour:
Hillary Clinton says she does not support Trans-Pacific Partnership  —  Just days after the U.S. and 11 nations released a monumental trade deal that still faces a fight in Congress, Hillary Clinton says she does not support the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  Speaking with Judy Woodruff Wednesday …
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Jonathan Martin / New York Times:   For Biden, Easing Hillary Clinton's Grip on Minority Voters Could Be Tricky
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg Business:   Hillary Clinton Comes Out Against TPP
Michael A. Memoli / Los Angeles Times:
Pocketbook issues take center stage in Democratic health care plans
Discussion: New York Times and Common Dreams
Scott Wong / The Hill:
How John Boehner could stay Speaker  —  Speaker John Boehner, who plans to leave office a day before Halloween, told a group of Republican colleagues last week he had an awful nightmare.  —  “I had this terrible nightmare last night that I was trying to get out and I couldn't get out,” …
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New York Times:
Shut Down the Benghazi Committee
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Rep. Jones calls for candidates with ‘misdeeds’ to withdraw from leadership race
Discussion: Daily Kos
Daniel Bethencourt / Detroit Free Press:
Bystander opens fire on shoplifter at Home Depot  —  A concealed-carry license holder is now cooperating with police after she opened fire on a shoplifter who was fleeing a Home Depot on Tuesday afternoon, Auburn Hills Police said.  —  The shooting happened in the store's parking lot at around 2 p.m. …
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Mike Martindale / Detroit News:
Customer fires at Auburn Hills shoplifting suspects  —  Auburn Hills — Police responding to a “shots fired” call at a Home Depot store said a customer apparently tried to stop a shoplifter by firing at a fleeing vehicle.  —  The incident occurred at 2 p.m. at the store on Joslyn, according to a police press release.
Eliana Johnson / National Review:
When Cruz Makes His Move, Watch Out  —  The Texas senator may look like an also-ran, but he's a legit contender.  —  Where's Ted Cruz?  The outspoken Texas senator has been unusually quiet in recent weeks.  But in GOP circles, there's soft but growing chatter that he is likely …
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John McCormick / Bloomberg Business:
Trump Says Bush and Rubio Suffer from Political Politeness
Discussion: Politico
Reid Wilson / Morning Consult:
Poll: Rubio Surpasses Bush, Trump Still On Top
Discussion: Political Wire and The Last Refuge
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Donald Trump plots his second act  —  NEW YORK — After a summer of dominating the Republican presidential campaign, Donald Trump is moving into a new and uncertain phase that the billionaire businessman acknowledges will be more challenging than any project he has ever undertaken …
Peter Holley / Washington Post:
Why you shouldn't be surprised that prisoners crushed Harvard's debate team  —  Last month, a debate team of three inmates with violent criminal records defeated a team of three Harvard University undergraduates.  —  It sounds like an underdog story plucked from the pages …
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Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Axelrod: Pro-Biden group's ad ‘tasteless’  —  David Axelrod on Wednesday panned the first television ad from a group urging Vice President Biden to jump into the 2016 presidential race, describing it as “tasteless.”  —  The Draft Biden super-PAC's emotional ad uses audio of Biden talking …
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Zachary Warmbrodt / Politico:
Barney Frank advising Clinton on Wall Street plan  —  <p>Hillary Clinton is putting the Dodd-Frank band back together.</p><p> The Democratic presidential front-runner is close to outlining her vision for policing the financial system, building on 2010's sweeping post-crisis regulatory overhaul known as Dodd-Frank.
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
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Vanessa Grigoriadis / New York Times:
The Passion of Nicki Minaj … Pop music is dominated almost exclusively by the female star — Beyoncé, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and, as always, Madonna.  Engaging in a frantic, complex game — crossing over many genres to keep up with the current caldron of hip-hop …
Alan Pyke / ThinkProgress:
Tennessee's First Year Of Drug Testing Welfare Applicants Didn't Go Very Well  —  Tennessee's first year of drug testing welfare recipients uncovered drug use by less than 0.2 percent of all applicants for the state's public assistance system.  —  The state implemented the testing regime …
Discussion: ACLU and Booman Tribune
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Gallup gives up the horse race  —  <p>Gallup has been the country's gold standard for horse-race election polling ever since its legendary founder, George Gallup, predicted Franklin Roosevelt's landslide reelection in 1936.</p><p>But after a bruising 2012 cycle, in which its polls were farther off …
WTVY:
Dothan Police Arrest Commissioner Amos Newsome. … Headlines List  —  DOTHAN, AL  —  Dothan Police have arrested City Commissioner Amos Newsome on a third degree assault charge, which is a misdemeanor.  The arrest comes after Newsome physically assaulted WTVY reporter Ken Curtis after Tuesday's commission meeting.
Discussion: Fox News, Jezebel and Poynter.
Steve Benen / msnbc.com:
Carson doubles down on his imagined heroism  —  Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson commented yesterday on last week's mass-shooting in Oregon, subtly criticizing the victims of the mass murder for failing to respond to the crisis the way he imagines he would have.
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Raw Story, Daily Kos and Salon
Chris Buckley / New York Times:
Once Seed Was Planted, Chinese Headwear Fad Grew Like Weeds  —  BEIJING — When Mao stirred China with a call to let a hundred flowers bloom, he surely never imagined anything as frivolous as this.  —  Across China, grown-ups are sporting plastic decorations on their heads in the shape of vegetables, fruit and flowers.
Discussion: CityLab and New York Magazine
Peter Whoriskey / Washington Post:
For decades, the government steered millions away from whole milk.  Was that wrong?  —  U.S. dietary guidelines have long recommended that people steer clear of whole milk, and for decades, Americans have obeyed.  Whole milk sales shrunk.  It was banned from school lunch programs.
Discussion: JustOneMinute, Hot Air and Hit & Run
 
 
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Chelsea Manning / Medium:
Military Haircuts  —  My first post about what it's like to live …
Discussion: Fusion and Daily Mail
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Justices Hear Cases on Death Penalty, Without the Bitterness of June
Kristine Marsh / NewsBusters:
Nets Hype Muslims Targeted in Chapel Hill Shootings 12 Times More Than Christians in Oregon
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Ed Pilkington / Raw Story:
This woman was locked up in a notoriously tough Alabama prison because of a stillbirth
Bozorgmehr Sharafedin / Reuters:
Iran's supreme leader bans negotiations with the United States
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Algemeiner.com
New York Post:
Israel-bashing just came back to haunt the State Deptartment
Discussion: RedState
Kyle Shideler / Townhall.com:
Ahmed's Dad Pushes 9/11 Conspiracy Posts, Videos on Arabic Facebook Page
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
House's Planned Parenthood fight is problem for GOP senators